AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF LECTURERS AND STUDENTS OF COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI

AUTHORS: REBECCA APE AND MOSES .I. ODE

FROM JOURNAL OF HEALTH INFORMATION VOL. I NO 1. JUNE 2013

PUBLISHED BY MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MLA-NG)

C/O MEDICAL LIBRARY, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES,

NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, NNEWI, ANAMBRA STATE.

The study is an investigation into the information needs of lecturers and students of College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi. Descriptive survey design was used. The population was five hundred and eighty-four, which was made up of thirty -four lecturers andfive hundred andfifty students. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of one hundred and fifty students. The instrument of study was questionnaire. The study identified subject areas where lecturers and students need information needs as basic medical sciences, pathology, physiotherapy, surgery, pharmacology and public health. Inadequate online collection and incessant power failure were the problems militating against these needs. It was recommended that medical library should work towards meeting the information needs of lecturers and students by providingfullfledge information and communication technologies. This will enable them to access various forms of sources electronically.

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